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Our blog features timely, relevant posts that discuss employee benefit issues and regulations affecting small and medium-sized businesses. We’ll share brief, insightful information on a wide variety of topics, including the Affordable Care Act, group health insurance, compliance, benefit communication, and employee wellness. Subject matter experts provide blog posts such as ‘Managing Employees in the Gig Economy’, ‘COBRA Liability in Mergers and Acquisitions’, and ‘Tools to Support Working Parents’. We’ll update these frequently to keep you informed, and hope you’ll visit often. Questions about a specific topic? Give us a call or contact us – we’ll help with answers and advice.


IRS Announces 2022 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits | IN Employee Benefits Team

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in voluntary employee contributions to employer-sponsored healthcare flexible spending arrangements (HFSAs) to $2,850 for plan years beginning in 2022, up from the 2021 limit of $2,750. For HFSAs that include a carryover provision, up to $570 may … Continued

The Root Cause of the Great Resignation Is Not What You Think | Indiana Employee Benefits Consultants

Theories abound about why workers are leaving their jobs in record numbers in 2021 and thus creating what pundits are calling the Great Resignation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in August. These resignations continue to be higher in food service, retail, and education. One popular opinion … Continued

Federal 2021 Compliance Calendar

2021 Compliance Calendar This calendar lists many federal law requirements that apply to employer-sponsored health plans. An employer should consult with its attorney on applicable state laws that may provide additional requirements and deadlines.    

How to Implement an Employee Training Program | Indiana Employee Benefits Agency

Employee training programs are beneficial to organizations of varying sizes. Even small companies can improve customer service skills. Large organizations often need training programs specifically targeted to employee development and changing technologies. The Society for Human Resource Management says that offering training programs to employees helps the employee feel more engaged and committed to the … Continued

Exercise and Health: The Mind-Body Connection | Vincennes Benefits Advisors UBA

Ever notice how you can get an overall feeling of well-being after taking a long walk, shoveling snow, dancing, or playing Frisbee with the kids? It’s not just because you can check “get some physical activity” off your to-do list. Turns out, there are physiological reasons why you get that feeling. And for people who … Continued

Hot Trends in HR | Employee Benefits Advisors

2019 has ushered in many new trends such as retro cartoon character timepieces, meatless hamburgers, and 5G networks to name a few. Not surprisingly, trend-watching doesn’t stop with pop culture, fashion, and technology. Your company’s human resources department should also take notice of the top changes in the marketplace, so they are poised to attract … Continued

DOL Issues Final Regulations Regarding Association Health Plans | Indiana Employee Benefits Team

On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published Frequently Asked Questions About Association Health Plans (AHPs) and issued a final rule that broadens the definition of “employer” and the provisions under which an employer group or association may be treated as an “employer” sponsor of a single multiple-employer employee welfare benefit plan … Continued

“HR Basics” Quiz | Evansville Benefit Advisors

How much do you know about the basics of HR law? Take our quiz and find out! The usual rules apply: The answers immediately follow the questions, and I won’t know if you cheat. Unless otherwise indicated, assume that there are no unique state or local laws involved. Ready? Here we go: No. 1: What … Continued

Opioid Addiction in the Workplace: Resources for Prevention and Treatment

The opioid crisis has driven overdose deaths in America to all-time highs. By 2017, the opioid mortality rate was five times higher than the rate in 1999. This crisis is not limited to one socio-economic class or one geographic area. Opioid addiction affects those in suburban homes, high-rise office buildings, and schools in every state in … Continued

CMS Disclosure Requirement for Employer Health Plans | Evansville Benefit Advisors

Do you offer health coverage to your employees? Does your group health plan cover outpatient prescription drugs? If so, federal law requires you to complete an online disclosure form every year with information about your plan’s drug coverage. You have 60 days from the start of your health plan year to complete the form. For … Continued

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